NFLs Breast Cancer Awareness to provide items for collectors

(This story originally appeared on www.sportscollectorsdaily.com)

The National Football League and NFL Players Association will support October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its largest on-field presence including a second straight year of game-worn memorabilia auctions.

In collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the initiative, called “A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives,” encourages women 40 and older about the importance of having an annual mammogram.

Pink NFL game ball Beginning on Oct. 3 and continuing throughout the month, NFL Breast Cancer Awareness games will feature:

  •  Game balls with pink ribbon decals used for every down
  •  Players wearing pink cleats, wristbands, gloves, chin straps, sideline caps, helmet decals, eye shield decals, captains’ patches, sideline towels and quarterback towels
  •  Pink coins used for the coin toss
  •  Pink sideline caps for coaches and sideline personnel and pink ribbon pins for coaches and team executives
  •  Officials wearing caps with pink ribbons, pink wristbands and pins and using pink whistles
  •  On-field pink ribbon stencils and A Crucial Catch wall banners
  •  Pink goal-post padding in end zones

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